FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where does the tour start and finish?
The departure location, on 44th Street at Vanderbilt Avenue outside Grand Central Terminal, is detailed on the Start/Finish page of this website.
Each tour ends at Keens Steakhouse at 72 West 36th Street, located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in midtown Manhattan, fewer than a dozen blocks from the tour start location.
Where does the tour ride go?
To more than 70 locations from sports history in midtown Manhattan. Collectively, they tell an exclusive story of how Greater New York sports has helped change culture and society.
Is the tour for all ages?
Yes, although each guest younger than 14 must be accompanied by a guest older than 14.
How long does each tour outing last?
For those who take the ride only, the experience will last about three hours. For those who take the ride with a lunch or dinner, the experience will last about four hours. If needed, any guest can depart the experience any any point while it's in progress.
Do we get out of the vehicle on the tour?
If there's interest to do so from the tour group, you can get out at at least one point of interest.
For tours that feature a lunch or dinner, guests will be able to explore our historic dining venue, Keens Steakhouse. We take guests inside other buildings on some private group tours.
What is the price of a ticket?
There are two ticket prices, one for the tour ride with a special lunch or dinner and the other for the tour ride only. The cost of each appears on the Tickets page of this site and also after you select your preferred tour date(s) within the ticket reservation system.
Who's the sports figure at the meals?
Each lunch and dinner host is identified at some point in advance of the meal date. Guests can then see the name of the host by clicking on the date in the ticket system.
For a look at some of the previous hosts, please visit the Hosts page on this site.
How many guests are on each tour?
At this time, a maximum of nine guests are on each tour. This number does not include New York Sports Tours representatives. For private group tours, please contact New York Sports Tours.
Can I reserve a specific seat in the vehicle?
You can request one upon arrival for the tour. Seats are typically assigned on a first-come, first-served basis at the tour departure location.
Is the tour only for sports fans?
No. The experience is designed for those who consider themselves sports fans and those who do not.
What comes with the ticket price?
For the full experience (tour and meal), included is the guided, multimedia tour, the meal at Keens with a special sports host and a premium New York Sports Tours baseball cap.
For the tour-only experience, the price includes all except the meal and time at Keens.
All guests receive a password to a private online New York sports museum of rare and exclusive content that complements the tour.
In the tour vehicle, guests will have access to original historical items from sports history.
What's the vehicle and is there storage space?
Our tours are conducted in a luxury customized Mercedes vehicle on some days and a luxury customized Ford vehicle on other days. There is space to store personal bags.
Is there a dress code?
No. For the post-tour meals, please note that Keens patrons often wear business casual attire.
Are there restrooms?
Not in the tour vehicles, but there are designated stops for any passenger who needs a restroom stop.
What's the menu for the tour with a meal?
For each tour that includes a meal, the meal (including non-alcoholic beverage) will be shown before or upon arrival at the restaurant and include multiple options including vegetarian meals. Alcohol may be ordered at the restaurant but must be paid for by the guest before departure from the restaurant.
What if I arrive late?
The tour ride starts promptly at the listed depature time. If you're running late, you will be able to meet us during the tour but not necessarily at the departure location. You will need to contact the tour concierge to confirm a meeting spot.
The concierge contact information will be in your ticket confirmation email.
Can I take photos?
Yes, outside the vehicle. No photography or video is allowed to be captured of inside the tour vehicle.
Is there handicapped seating?
This option may be available when requested in advance. Please contact New York Sports Tours for more information.
A ticket transfer and cancellation policy?
You may transfer your ticket.
A full refund is available for cancellations at least seven days prior to the scheduled departure date. A 50 percent refund is available for cancellations within three to six days prior to the scheduled departure date.
Refunds are not available for cancellations within the two days prior to the scheduled departure date.
What sports are covered?
The experience covers dozens of spectator sports — baseball, football, basketball, soccer, tennis, boxing, hockey, swimming, cycling, wrestling, gymnastics, track and field and road running, to name a few.
Which languages are used?
At this time, the tour is only offered in English.